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How I am surviving this hellish winter

This has been a very long winter. But surprisingly, I am okay. I am not great, but I am fine. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being overjoyed and 1 being suicidal, I have maintained a solid 7 all winter.

This is huge. (This is weird.)

This is what has helped.

Vitamin D3. 5000 iu

Royal Glow Facial Moisturizer

Strength training w/Vince

Kitchari

Yorkholo pizza on Mondays

Yoga (teaching)

Yoga (doing)

Meditation

Writing my book, “Amp Your Vibe”

Introducing people to the exercises in my book

FaceTiming with my daughter and my grandson, Obie (obielouis on Instagram)

Sleep

Good books, like: Daring Greatly, The Art of Asking, Distraction Addiction, What To Do When It’s Your Turn, Make Your Own Rules Diet, The Compound Effect, Rise of the Machines, Eat, Taste, Heal, The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up

My space heater

Time spent up in my cozy lair in my space chair (with the space heater running)

I appreciate the interiority of winter to an extent, but it has overstayed its welcome. Not only that, it has often been an icy blowhard, hurtful, rude and and disrespectful.

Trouble is, I can’t kick it out. I have to wait until it decides to leave.

*sigh*

Author:

I’m a small town yoga teacher who says motherfucker a lot. I hate anything woo. I’m into neuroscience. And facts. I’ll lead the chanting of “om” sometimes, but it makes me feel awkward. I want to access flow states. As far as yoga helps me do that, I’m into it. Dopamine is my fave neurotransmitter. Don’t tell anyone I told you this.

2 thoughts on “How I am surviving this hellish winter

  1. Good for you! Wish I could say the same. I’m going bonkers, stir crazy, nuts, mad, insane, etc., etc. Next year something has GOT to change like maybe a car that I can use to get the hell out of dodge!!

    I’m enjoying your posts. Makes me feel connected.

    Micki Sent from my iPad

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  2. Wine helps. And a 4WD vehicle might make you feel less trapped, but let’s be real: A condo in Tucson from November to April is the only solution. I am so glad I make you feel connected. Let’s connect in real-time…soon!

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